Plans go in for Chelsea Barracks’ final phase

Qatari Diar has submitted designs for the ‘final chapter’ of its 12.8-acre super-prime scheme. This ‘community hub’ and affordable housing phase ‘goes above and beyond’ what was stipulated in the original outline consent, says the developer

Developers are not ‘land banking’, concludes Letwin

“Developers could increase the choice of design, size and tenure of new homes without impacting on the local market and therefore speed up the rate at which houses are built and sold”, argues an independent review commissioned by the government

UK planning applications slide

116,700 applications were submitted to England’s district planning authorities in Q1, down 5% on the same period last year…

What happens when you build without planning permission?

A recent case in north London saw a property barrister get to keep his new rear extension, despite having no planning consent to speak of; so does this create flexibility around permission, and has the system been undermined? Eleanor Grindley warns that others may not be so lucky…